Principal Analyst, Telematics Research Group
Magney, founder and principal analyst for TRG, has nearly
20 years experience in the computer, communications, and telematics
industries. He has been an industry analyst since 1987 with
core specialties in computer technologies and telematics.
Phil is also a specialist in automotive safety and control
and is an active ITS member. He has regularly written columns
and papers for industry trade publications and is a frequent
speaker at industry conferences in the US, Europe and Japan.
Phil Magney earned a Bachelors Degree from the University
of Minnesota in 1982.
Lead Analyst and Director - Automotive Research, Gartner
With responsibility for the U.S.
automotive market, Mr. Koslowski assists strategists in the
automotive industry in guiding and growing their business.
His research centers around critical automotive topics related
to the automotive demand and supply chains, in-vehicle information
and communication technologies and business-to-employee related
Before joining Gartner, Mr. Koslowski
was a consultant in GartnerConsulting's Executive Market Analysis
Program, where he participated in customized domestic and
international consulting assignments for vendors in the services
and e-business markets. Prior to that, he worked in various
marketing positions for a German automaker. Mr. Koslowski
graduated with honors from the Technical University (RWTH)
Aachen, Germany and holds a master's degree in Business Studies
with majors in Marketing, European Economy and Production
Engineering. As Gartner's lead analyst for the automotive
vertical, Mr. Koslowski is regularly quoted in global publications,
TV and radio broadcasts including the Wall Street Journal,
Financial Times, CNET, BBC, Automotive News, Red Herring,
Computerworld, ABC News and others.
Editor, Transportation Communications Newsletter
Wagenblast is the editor of the Transportation Communications
Newsletter, a daily e-mail publication with over 5,400 subscribers.
In addition, Bernie is an ITS Specialist for SmartRoute
Systems, a Westwood One company . Bernie also provides the
voice for several transportation-related services, including
the AirTrains at John F. Kennedy International Airport and
Newark Liberty International Airport.
Bernie had his start
in the transportation field as one of the original on-air
Shadow Traffic reporters in New York City. After five years
of radio traffic reporting he joined the New York City Department
of Transportation, helping to establish the city's first transportation
communications center. He then moved to the Port Authority
of New York & New Jersey and was operations manager at
TRANSCOM, a unique coalition of transportation agencies in
New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. He also was involved
in the start of the I-95 Corridor Coalition, serving as the
co-chair of the Highway Operations Group.
Following over a decade of work in government,
Bernie rejoined the private sector serving as the NYC Director
of Operations for SmartRoute Systems, a Senior Associate for
TransCore and working with SmartRoute Systems to help grow
their public sector ITS business.
||Myles H. Kitchen is a Silicon
Valley based consultant/analyst, focused on Automotive Electronics
Myles H. Kitchen
has spent over 30 years involved with Automotive Electronics
including product design, marketing, and manufacturing.
Since 1986, he
has been owner and principal of M.H. KITCHEN &
ASSOCIATES (MHKA), a technology consultancy specializing in
Based in Aptos
, California , MHKA provides market research, contract engineering,
business development, and other specialized services to high-tech
firms doing business with the global auto industry.
Previously, he was
part-owner of and Vice President of Marketing for Quantic
Industries, a pyrotechnics and electronics manufacturer doing
business with the Aerospace, Defense, and Automotive occupant
restraint industries. Prior to founding MHKA, Mr. Kitchen
was Vice-President of Product Development and Marketing for
Zemco Group, Inc., an aftermarket and OEM supplier of automotive
electronics systems in San Ramon , California and Kaohsiung
, Taiwan .. Mr. Kitchen also served as Strategic Automotive
Business Manager for Intel Corp., and National Semiconductor
Corp., both in Santa Clara , California . Earlier in
his career, Mr. Kitchen was a Product Development Engineer
and Marketing Manager for Motorola's Automotive Products Division
in Schaumburg , Illinois . Throughout this career,
Mr. Kitchen has been involved with virtually every on-board
application of electronics in the vehicle, including Navigation
systems and their components.
Mr. Kitchen holds
several degrees from and is an alumni of the University of
Cincinnati , the University of Kentucky , and Northern Illinois
||Scott Andrews - Mr. Andrews is the Managing
Director of Cogenia Partners
where he provides consulting services for the major automotive
manufacturers and suppliers in the conceptualization and development
of multimedia and new technology products and services for
future generations of vehicles.
He was previously
with Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan where he led a variety
of advanced computing and vehicle technology projects. Cogenia
Partners, LLC is a consulting firm providing strategic and
technical consulting to auto makers, suppliers and emerging
Formed by two leading experts in vehicle
computing and connected systems, Cogenia Partners supports
companies in defining their product roadmaps and business
development strategies, and provides a knowledgeable, experienced
hand in reducing those plans to action.
was recently Manager of Advanced Infotainment at Ford Motor
Company’s Research and Innovation Center prior to his
retirement in February 2006.
His charter was
the development of new electronic features for Jaguar, LandRover
and Volvo to allow customers to bring digital media to the
vehicle. In the past, his product development responsibilities
for Ford Multimedia have included Audiophile Systems, Family
Entertainment and Navigation. Dave’s extensive 31 year
career in automotive electronics included assignments in Powertrain
sensors, instrumentation, vehicle networks, and voice control
and body electronics. Key accomplishments include the launch
of Ford's first navigation for Europe. Other product achievements
include the first US OEM reversing aid system and with Jaguar
the first Adaptive Control System in Europe for which his
engineering team received the Henry Ford Technology Award.
Dave is now starting his consultant business to work
with the automotive community in the areas of new business
planning, mentoring of new suppliers and program management.
Technical Director, SBD
David McClure has
been involved in the development of in-car audio, communication,
navigation and telematics systems since the mid-1990ís, including
7 years as the program manager for telematics research at
SBD. Prior to joining SBD David worked for Ford in a number
of product development and manufacturing positions and was
responsible for the design and development of multi-media
systems, specifically audio and hands-free phones, at Nissanís
European Technology Centre. He is currently responsible for
SBDís comprehensive range of market intelligence reports and
related projects covering all aspects of the European telematics
Managing Partner LBS Consulting, LLC
Ms. Peterson has over 13 years of experience
in the telecom industry, having held management and senior
staff positions in Product Management, Marketing, Network
Engineering, and Finance. She is experienced in both
wireless and wireline technologies and has worked with US
and international telecommunications providers.
Ms. Peterson was formerly
a Sr. Product Manager in Location and Mobility Solutions for
Sprint-Nextel, where she was responsible for managing business
relationships with 3 rd party application software providers.
Her accomplishments include the commercialization of
a wide array of Enterprise and Consumer Location Based services,
including the first, mobile phone-based, audible and visual
turn-by-turn GPS Navigation solutions. Since 2003,
Ms. Peterson has played an integral role in driving LBS product
strategy and marketing programs for both the consumer and
enterprise segments. Ms. Peterson is a subject matter
expert in wireless GPS device and network technologies and
has evaluated and launched a variety of LBS applications on
wireless A-GPS phones.
Lisa has a B.S. in
Finance and an M.B.A with a concentration in MIS, from the
University of Maryland .